Memorial Day

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, campus offices will be closed on Friday, May 24, and Monday, May 27.

Dr. Bridget Rutigliano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at University of the Cumberlands. Dr. Rutigliano is a licensed mental health counselor, a national certified counselor, and a qualified supervisor in Tennessee. She specializes in early childhood mental health, family counseling, parenting, attachment-related issues, and sensory-processing and ASD in children. She maintains a virtual private practice serving children, families, and couples.
Dr. Rutigliano’s research interests include early childhood, parent-child relationships and attachments, child and adolescent trauma, women’s issues pre- and post-partum, wellness, and leadership. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and Tennessee Counseling Association (TCA). She has guest lectured and presented on topics such as marriage, parenting, early childhood, and sensory integration relating to child development and behavior. She currently resides just outside of Nashville, TN with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family, staying active, and being outdoors.

PhD Counselor Education & Supervision, University of the Cumberlands, 2022
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Adams State University, 2016
BA Health Science, Mercy College, 2012

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Leadership
  • Rutigliano, B. E., Randolph, A. L., & Park, C. N. (2023). Understanding Parents’ Self-Awareness of Their Parenting Style(s) and Its Influences on Their Parenting Choices - A Grounded Theory Study. The Family Journal, 0(0).
  • Randolph, A., Hermann-Turner, K. M. Kepic, M., & Rutigliano, B. (2022). The Mythical Notion of Work-Life Balance: Mothers and Parenting in a Pandemic. Presentation delivered at the American Counseling Association 2022 Virtual Conference Experience.